Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar make up the three-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or – the award given to the world footballer of the year. It is the eighth consecutive year that Real Madrid’s Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Messi have been on the shortlist. This is a first for Neymar. There are also other categories as World Coach of the Year for Men’s Football, Women’s World Player of the Year, World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football and Puskas Award. All the winners will be announced at a gala in Zurich on 11 January.
FIFA Award Nominees
|Ballon d’Or: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar||World coach of the year for men’s football: Luis Enrique, Pep Guardiola, Jorge Sampaoli|
|Women’s world player of the year: Carli Lloyd, Aya Miyama, Celia Sasic||World coach of the year for women’s football: Jill Ellis, Mark Sampson, Norio Sasaki|
|Puskas award: Alessandro Florenzi, Wendell Lira, Lionel Messi|